One balmy Sunday our Swiss neighbors (Schadeggs) and us (the Ward kids) decided to go on a hike. Everyone was excited to go out and walk through nature! Brian Ward drove us all out to the trail head and then took the car back to our compound.
We made our way up to Goroka’s water supply. Don’t worry; we filter our water.
From the water supply we hiked upward to Mt. Kiss. Across Goroka valley we could see distant rain showers. It was beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing. There were no cars,trucks, rubbish, smoke, or crowds. It was just us and nature.
From Mt. Kiss we then hiked back down into town. The hike took about three hours (with children) and was just enough to get us breathing hard.
The last ten minutes of our hike, the sky opened up and poured rain. It couldn’t dampen our sky high spirits. However, we provided plenty of laughs to the locals (a bunch of white people running in the rain looks odd I guess). We went into one of the local stores and bought soft drinks, then ran the rest of the way to our compound. Once back at home, we laughed and listen to the rain on the roof as we downed our calories and caffeine. It was a good day!